Arigram,
I know I'm going to get a rash of sh*t from all of the purists (believe me, I wish digital was never invented and we could all live in a perfect analog world), but I for one (if I could ever afford it) would buy that digital back. You get to keep your old system and be able to satisfy the occasional need for digital. Not really a compromise in any way. Plus, I think this solidifies their commitment to the V series users. I mean, they could have been like Canon back in the 80's when their autofocus cameras came out and totally abandon the whole manual focus market they created.